Major Project Facilitation Programme Application

Proponents are encouraged to liaise with the Agency regarding their application before applying, which will enable the Programme Case Manager to discuss the application process and what services might be provided. The Case Manager can assist you in managing your application, and determine and coordinate the supporting documentation required.

Submitting an application involves two processes:

  1. Writing a letter (between two and four pages) to the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science requesting Programme services for a project. The letter is to be signed by the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director or equivalent. The Agency can provide a pro forma letter to assist proponents to submit an application.
  2. An electronic copy of the letter plus the required supporting documentation is to be sent to the Programme Case Manager. This will be used as a basis for assessing the application, and enable the assessment to begin immediately. 

Supporting Documentation

To enable a fast and effective assessment, a range of material in support of the application is required. An indication of the type of additional information required from the proponent is listed in the following checklist (this is supplementary to the information addressing the eligibility criteria outlined above). The supporting documentation should be sent directly to the Programme Case Manager.

Please Note: The Agency will handle applications as Commercial-in-Confidence; however, other departmental officers and agencies involved in approvals processes may be informed of some of the application’s content, subject to appropriate sensitivities as advised by the proponent. Should you require information you provide to us to be treated as commercial-in-confidence, please clearly indicate this in the document and advise us in writing.  Further information on how we handle information you provide to us is available at the following link: How we handle your information.

Supporting Documentation Checklist:

1. Company background information:
    • Latest annual report;
    • Company information (including financial summaries, stock exchange announcements if relevant etc);
    • Proponent contact information including details of Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director (or equivalent) including business experience; and
    • Summary of company activities.


2. Project specific background information:
    • Business activities;
    • Key milestones;
    • Join venture information (if applicable) including equity arrangements;
    • Location maps;
    • Timelines (pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, financial close, agreements, commissioning, construction, key dates for other approvals if known);
    • Evidence of the proponents (and/or funding partner/s) commitment to the project; and
    • Other relevant previous experience.


3. Evidence that the project provides significant net economic benefits for Australia.

This may include:

    • Enhancement of employment, employee skills and training opportunities;
    • Investment and capital expenditure;
    • Export growth;
    • A significant boost to Australia's R&D capability. This may be in the form of new technology or a diffusion of technology throughout Australian industry;
    • A significant proportion of local content and evidence of commitment/interest in working within the Australian Industry Participation framework;
    • Flow-on benefits to other industries or suppliers; or
    • Major new activity in a rural, remote or regional town or area.
4. Evidence of community consultation/commitment to the location/region/community where the investment is going to occur (including relevant local contacts).
    • Clear articulation of any innovative aspects of the project;
    • Indication of possible approvals required and stage of progression; and
    • Details of any funding/assistance from any government agency, including State/Territory Government (planned and/or obtained).
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